Hi Glitter Girls, it’s Mitchell from Dear Marguerite! Whenever I entertain, I love having fresh flowers in the house. My favorite bouquets are typically chic and very simple, comprised of pastel peonies, hydrangeas, and roses. But lately, I’ve been eyeing all of the brightly hued flowers at the market. I decided to throw a last-minute dinner party last weekend, and thought it would be the perfect excuse to create cheerful floral arrangements. Here are easy steps to creating your own sunny bouquets this spring and summer:
Step 1: Choose your vase. With bright flowers, I adore three of the same vase lined in the center of a rectangular dining table.
Step 2: Choose bright florals for your arrangement, and stick with only a few colors. Today I bought yellow, pink, and green.
Step 4: Trim your stems! I love using herb clippers (similar pair here). Always cut the stem at a diagonal!
Step 5: Begin arranging your flowers! Start with one bunch, and lean it against one side of the vase. Continue building the outside of your arrangement, gradually adding flowers to the center. As you trim each bunch, leave the stems on the center flowers a bit longer than those on the sides.
Step 6: As you continue building your arrangement, play around with your different colors and textures.
Step 7: Fill the vases with three differently styled arrangements. Your table will be beautifully adorned with fun, sunny flowers!
BONUS Step: One of my favorite things about making floral arrangements is using the leftover flowers! I love filling small, quirky vases (like these Jonathan Adler vases, available here) and placing them in a powder room or on a bedside table for a little bit of cheer. I filled the “boy” vase with all green flowers for a masculine feel, and the “girl” vase with pinks and yellows to make me happy!